In Sanskrit, Ayur means Life and Veda means Science. Ayurveda translates to Science of life. It dates back almost 5000 years and was practiced by our Indian Forefathers. It is a special branch of science that emphasizes on prevention of diseases by changing lifestyle and dietary habits to bring a universal balance to one’s mind, body and soul. After it was globally recognized by WHO in 1985, Ayurveda has seen tremendous growth and acceptance throughout the world. People from all countries usually visit India for in-person Ayurvedic treatments but the current pandemic has brought that possibility to a standstill. Medical tourism in the country has taken a huge hit because of the alarming rate of increase in Covid 19 cases during the second wave. Now there are various Ayurveda Online Courses available at the tip of our fingers for everyone through Distance Learning Programs. We will be discussing a few of the famous online Ayurveda courses that help Vedic enthusiasts to learn and improve their standard of living.
Ayurvedic Massage and Panchakarma Therapy
Panchakarma is an intense process undertaken for detoxification and rejuvenation. It is a 5 step process involving oil massages and medicated enema. The five steps are Vamana(therapeutic vomiting), Virechan(purgation), Basti(enema), Nasya(elimination of toxins through the nose) and Rakta Moksha(detoxification of the blood). This course is suitable for both beginners and professionals looking to enhance their approach. The online course on Ayurveda and Panchakarma explains various concepts in Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Massages, Therapy procedures, Marma points, Pulse diagnosis, etc. Training sessions include Face massage, Head massage, Shirodhara, Abhyanga, Kalari Marma Massage, Herbal bag massages, etc
Ayurvedic Massage and Herbology
This online course concentrates on the basics of massage skills, along with knowledge of Ayurvedic concepts and Herbology. This course helps learn Basic Concepts of Ayurveda, Ayurveda massages like Head Massage, Face Massage, Abhyanga Massage, Shirodhara along with the detailed study of 24 herbal plants with the help of Tutorial Videos and about 8 Home study modules, along with Lecture videos, and Virtual Classroom. Herbs are a key ingredient of Ayurvedic concoctions and here you can learn about the various specific herbs and their uses in Ayurveda medicines.
Ayurvedic Bodywork course contains information on basic principles of Ayurveda, identification of body types as per Ayurvedic Methods. Like the other distance learning programs this one also has 6 Home study modules, Lecture videos, Tutorial videos, and a virtual classroom. Practical Session usually includes Ayurvedic massage techniques like Face Massage, Head Massage, Shirodhara, Abhyanga, etc in Ayurveda courses in Kerala but due to the current situation, practical sessions cannot be completed. The human body is complex and learning to identify the various marma points will help to have a deeper understanding.
Ayurvedic Beauty Therapy
Beauty care is of prime importance since ancient times. This industry deals in Billions of Dollars across the globe and many products have unknown side effects depending on the skin of the user. Ayurveda deals with only natural ingredients to create beauty products and is in high demand now. This unique course explains various aspects of Ayurvedic Beauty Care methods using ingredients of pure herbal origin. Ayurvedic Beauty Therapy programs have 10 Home study modules, Lecture videos, Tutorial videos, and Virtual classrooms. The program covers face treatments, body treatments, hair, and scalp care methods. The methods explained in this course are highly effective for treating Hair, Scalp, and Skin related issues. Students also learn how to customize these treatments for each individual after analyzing their Skin, hair, and body type, which is one of the highlights of this course.
Ayurvedic Pregnancy Care and Baby Massage
Ayurveda has a holistic approach towards the miracle of life with utmost care and attention given for pre and post natal pregnancy care. The content of this course is evolved from classical Ayurvedic texts and other information’s gathered from grandmothers who take care of pregnant women in Kerala Households. The program also includes Ayurvedic pregnancy and Baby care methods, Pregnancy Massage, Baby Massage (Shantala Massage), etc. It has 5 Home study modules, lecture videos, Tutorial videos, and a virtual classroom facility during this course. There are various Ayurveda institutes in Kerala that specialize in pregnancy care.
Integrated Yoga Therapy
Yoga is a mind and body practice that helps to strengthen your inner core and melts away unwanted stress built up in the body. Various styles of yoga combine breathing techniques, physical postures, and meditation to promote mental and physical well-being. Integrated Yoga Therapy program explains the modalities of therapeutic yoga, how yoga works on the anatomy and physiology of yoga, how to make a yogic consultation, and make a yoga prescription based on the patient’s health issues. Students learn to analyze the 5 layers of the body (Pancha Koshas) to find out the imbalances and make a yoga prescription based on the imbalances, involving Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation based on the derivations during the initial examination. The course has 12 Home study modules, Lecture videos, and Tutorial videos.
Learning is a continuous process and the pandemic should not be an obstacle. Although this branch of science is best learned with hands-on experience in the serene environment of Ayurveda institutes in Kerala, these online courses help to understand the importance and relevance of going back to nature to solve our incessant anomalies arising from the rat race of the modern world.